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Table 5 Injury counts, percentages, and rates per 1000 Athlete-Exposures (AEs) by injury mechanism and type of event in NCAA Men’s Lacrosse, 2009/10–2014/15a

From: The epidemiology of NCAA men’s lacrosse injuries, 2009/10-2014/15 academic years

  Competition Practice
Injury Mechanism Injury count (%) Rate and 95% CI (per 1000AE) % NTLb % Severec Injury count (%) Rate and 95% CI (per 1000AE) % NTLb % Severec
Player contact 133 (32.8) 4.05 (3.37, 4.74) 40.6 13.5 114 (17.5) 0.68 (0.56, 0.81) 40.4 10.5
Surface contact 40 (9.9) 1.22 (0.84, 1.60) 40.0 12.5 56 (8.6) 0.34 (0.25, 0.42) 39.3 19.6
Ball contact 17 (4.2) 0.52 (0.27, 0.76) 47.1 5.9 47 (7.2) 0.28 (0.20, 0.36) 23.4 10.6
Stick contact 67 (16.5) 2.04 (1.55, 2.53) 58.2 6.0 46 (7.1) 0.28 (0.20, 0.36) 45.7 13.0
Other equipment contact 3 (0.7) 0.09 (0.00, 0.19) 0.0 66.7 1 (0.2) 0.01 (0.00, 0.02) 0.0 100.0
Non-contact 120 (29.6) 3.66 (3.00, 4.31) 46.7 15.0 260 (40.0) 1.56 (1.37, 1.75) 50.0 8.5
Overuse 14 (3.5) 0.43 (0.20, 0.65) 64.3 0.0 105 (16.2) 0.63 (0.51, 0.75) 64.8 7.6
Illness/infection 0 0.00 -- -- 7 (1.1) 0.04 (0.01, 0.07) 28.6 14.3
Other/unknown 11 (2.7) 0.34 (0.14, 0.53) 54.5 0.0 14 (2.2) 0.08 (0.04, 0.13) 57.1 7.1
Total 405 (100.0) 12.35 (11.14, 13.55) 46.4 11.9 650 (100.0) 3.90 (3.60, 4.21) 47.4 10.3
  1. NOTE: NTL non-time loss
  2. aData originates from the Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention Injury Surveillance Program, 2009/10-2014/15
  3. bIncludes injuries that resulted in participation restriction under 24 h
  4. cIncludes injuries that resulted in participation restriction of over 3 weeks